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3561 State Highway 2, Tutira, 4181

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

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    Hands on learning

    Children revel in getting their hands dirty helping to plant trees.

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    Tutira with Lake Orakai and the Arboretum’s New Zealand natives in the centre.

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    The original homestead and plantings of Herbert Guthrie-Smith. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the homestead gardens.

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    Open to the public

    On Sundays from October to May, the Guthrie-Smith Arboretum is open to the public from 9am to 5pm. Entry is free.

A remarkable New Zealander, a remarkable legacy.

Spread over 90 hectares in rolling Hawke's Bay hill country north of Napier and overlooking picturesque Lake Tutira, is Guthrie-Smith. Situated on what remains of the huge sheep station made famous by naturalist, author and farmer Herbert Guthrie-Smith, is an Arboretum and Education Centre. Custodian of this unique world of discovery is the Guthrie-Smith Trust.


Open to the Public every October to end of May

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Looking for a stunning place to stay when visiting Hawke's Bay. Why not try our Cowman's Cottage?

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Become a Supporter

Friends of Guthrie-Smith is an important support group that gives members an opportunity to keep up to date on matters relating to our developments and activities.

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Our aim is to provide an internationally regarded environment where plantings based on geographical regions of New Zealand and the world can be seen, studied, and appreciated, creating a unique national asset.

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